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Death investigation underway in Ithaca, police say it doesn’t appear criminal

Police in Ithaca say they are investigating after a deceased person was found in the area of Ezra’s Tunnel at the Ithaca Falls Natural Area.

IPD says at this time the death does not appear to be the result of a criminal act. The deceased was described as a 19-year-old male.

Due to privacy concerns the person’s name is not being released.

IPD says they were assisted at the scene by the Ithaca Fire Department, Tompkins County medical Examiner’s Office, Bangs Ambulance, and Cornell University Police.

Anyone who may have been in the area of N. Willard Way and Ezra’s Tunnel between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday is asked to contact IPD.